Division II sectional


Top-seeded singles players Greg Morgione (Ursuline), Jake McDivitt (Lakeview), Armond Nannicola (Warren JFK) and Andrew Engartner (Cardinal Mooney) advanced on Wednesday to today’s quarterfinals in the Division II sectional tournament at Boardman High School.

Today’s winners will advance to Saturday’s championships.

Today’s matchups feature the top-seeded Morgione against Jordan Brown (West Branch), the second-seeded McDivitt against Nate Nord (Poland), the third-seeded Nannicola against Marshall Ney (West Branch) and the fourth-seeded Engartner against Hunter Dickson (Lakeview).

The area’s doubles teams reached the semifinal round Wednesday. The duos who advanced are the tournament’s top four seeds and all have qualified for next week’s district tournament in Akron.

The semifinals match-ups are: Top-seeded Austin Arfaras and Luke Tsudis (Ursuline) vs. fourth-seeded Justin Bofenkamp and James Martuccio (Warren JFK) and third-seeded Sam Delatore and Sam Scotford (Poland) vs. second-seeded John Silbaugh and Anthony Innocenzi (Lakeview).



Division III

Cardinal Mooney 7, Rootstown 1

Jake Fonderlin went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI. Dean Lauer, Dominic Pecchia and Alex Wollet each had two hits in the sectional-final win. Pecchia had three RBIs. Pitcher Ryan Stafanec pitched all seven innings, allowing no earned runs, striking out seven and walking just one in the win. The Cardinals will play top-seeded Canton Central Catholic Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Cene Park in a district semifinal.

Canton Central Catholic 5, Springfield 4 8 innings

A.J. Marko’s sacrifice fly to right drove in Austin Beck and CCC walked off with the win in a sectional final. The Crusaders had tied the game with two outs in the seventh on an RBI single by Calvin Burns that drove in two runs. Brannon Brungard led the Tigers with four hits, including an RBI. Zach Renldy also had an RBI.

South Range 2, St. Thomas Aquinas 1

Brycen James had a go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the sixth with two outs to score Brandon Youngs, propelling the Raiders (17-5) to a district semifinal against Crestview Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Cene Park. Jared Bajerski had an RBI to score Jack Bajerski.

LaBrae 10, Berkshire 7

Berkshire led early with three runs in the third inning. LaBrae was able to take the lead in the fourth with six runs and never relinquished the lead. JT Wolke pitched five innings with four strikeouts. Malakai Roberts had three hits, two RBIs and one run for LaBrae.

Division IV

Lowellville 13 Valley Christian 4

The Rockets jumped out to an early lead over the Eagles on route to a victory. Austin Malutic, Bryan Harris and Vinny Kacir each had two hits for Lowellville. Peterson and Murray each collected multiple hits for Valley Christian.


Badger 6, Southington 2

Southern 12, Lordstown 1

Sebring 10, Leetonia 0


Howland 5, Canfield 4

Trailing 4-1 headed into the bottom of the seventh, the Tigers scored four runs to walk off with the win. Zachary Campbell went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored. Parker Hayden went 2-for-4 as well with an RBI for Howland. Spencer Wooley, Anthony Vross, Alex Hernandez and Ricky Havrilla each had two hits.

Newton Falls 8, Girard 3

Hayden Sherwood had three hits for Newton Falls while Jordan Edmonson had two. David Hakari and Edmonson each had two RBIs as well. Tyler O’Dell had two hits for Girard.

Struthers 6, Jefferson 5

Stephen Mistovich hit a two-RBI single to give Struthers the lead in the sixth inning, and eventually the win. The Wildcats had 11 hits, John Medvec, Vince Cummings, Mistovich and Jake Shaffer each had two hits in the winning effort.

West Branch 12, Canton South 6

Jon Snyder went 3-for-3, T. J. DeShields had three hits and drove in two runs and Brant Alazaus and Cole Bates each had two hits and drove in three runs in a Northeastern Buckeye Conference win by the Warriors (18-7, 9-3). Seth Schroeder also had two hits for West Branch. J.C. Phillipi went 4 for 4 for Canton South (6-17, 5-8).

Mathews 12, Warren Harding 2

Anthony Oulton and Dillon Canter were able to get three hits apiece and Jordan Brown chipped in with a triple for Mathews.


Division I

Boardman 3, Twinsburg 2

Lauren Gabriele hit a two-run homer and doubled as the Spartans won a sectional title. Vanessa Roush drove in the other run. Winning pitcher Ashley Cornelius struck out seven. Twinsburg’s Najah Thortnton tripled and doubled.

Aurora 8, Austintown Fitch 6

Lisa Callahan drove in two runs as Aurora won the sectional title. For the Falcons, McKenzie Luknis’ three hits included a homer. Lainie Simons’ two hits drove in two runs. Kayla Kelty and Maddie Everhart had RBIs.

Division II

Poland 29, Niles 2

Mandy Wire went 3 for 3 with four RBIs while Ally Nittoli hit a three-run homer and ended up with four RBIs in the five-inning win. Jess Serrick had three hits while Harley Kish added two more in the sectional-semifinal win. Brooke Bobbey, Ashley Wire and Monica Kurjan combined for the win. Poland moves on to play Marlington on the road in a sectional final today at 4:30 p.m. For Niles, Laura Hayes and Jay Carson had base hits.

Salem 2, Ravenna 1, 10 innings

Clara Janofa pitched all 10 innings, allowing just two hits while striking out three. Taylor Thorpe had two hits for the Quakers and scored the go-ahead run. Jessica Slocum made a diving catch to save a double down the right field line in the bottom of the 10th to secure the Salem win. Alyssa Laubacher, Bailee Thorn and Sydney Kline each had hits for Salem. Hannah Welling struck out 16 in the loss and doubled for the Ravens.


Howland 8, Girard 0


South Range 3, Black River 0

Pitcher Caragyn Yanek pitched a complete game, striking out 11 and walking just one in the win for the Raiders (15-4). Madison Weaver, Codi Taylor and Lydia Baird each had RBI singles while Hope Thomas had two singles in the win.

Ursuline 7, Crestview 3

Jordyn Kenneally and Emma Ericson combined on a five-hitter as Ursuline beat Crestview. Kenneally also had three hits, including a double. She scored two runs. Haley Eskra and Emma Smith doubled for Crestview. The Irish meet Mineral Ridge in a Division III sectional semifinal at 4:30 today at the YSU Softball Field.

Mineral Ridge 25, Sebring 2

The Rams tuned up for their tournament opener against the Irish by crushing the Trojans. Ariel Laneve drove in five runs with a single, two doubles and a triple and Lexy Haynes tripled and drove in a run.

Springfield 13, McDonald 4

Springfield exploded for nineteen hits as they handed McDonald their first loss of the season. Lindsey Druschel led Springfield’s offensive fireworks with four hits, which included a pair of singles, a pair of doubles a pair of runs scored and a pair of RBIs. Cassie Bacon chipped in with four hits as well, which included three singles and a double.





Team scores — Austintown Fitch 153, Boardman 139, Warren Harding 83.5, Howland 77, Canfield 58.5, East 31, Lakeside 23.

4x800 relay — Howland (Brandon Gregory, Vincent Mauri, Duncan Hamilton, Ethan Neff), 8:18.95.

110HH — Jacob Williams (Howland), 15.06.

100 — Theran Hargrove (Harding), 11.20.

4x200 relay — Fitch (Devin Moore, Drew Bretsik, Randy Smith, Jakari Lumsden), 1:32.84.

1600 — Chris Butler (Boardman), 4:28.40.

4x100 relay — Harding (Kamren Reynolds, Kayron Adams, Theran Hargrove, Sterling Frazier), 42.93.

400 — Ernest Hudson (East), 51.55.

300H — Zach Krohn (Fitch), 40.83.

800 — Chris Butler (Boardman), 2:00.92.

200 — Theran Hargrove (Harding), 22.78.

3200 — Vincent Mauri (Howland), 9:57.14.

4x400 relay — Harding (Theran Hargrove, Kayron Adams, Christopher Chew, Je’Sean Sledge), 3:29.88.

SP — Brent Fairbanks (Fitch), 53-07.75.

Discus — George Wallace (Boardman), 157-09.

HJ — Jakari Lumsden (Fitch), 6-03.

LJ — Stephen Baugh (Howland), 20-07.25.

PV — Dylan Warmouth (Fitch), 11-06.


Team scores — McDonald 169, Springfield 122, South Range 112, Lowellville 56, Leetonia 52, Valley Christian 28, Farrell 27, Struthers 19.

4x400 relay — 1. McDonald, 3:41.80. 2. Leetonia, 3:43.40 3. South Rang,e 3:49.80

3200 — 1. Fortune (McD), 10:39.30. 2. Gibbons (McD), 10:55.20. 3. Baun (SR), 11:03.50.

200 — 1. Nezbeth (Spr), 23.40. 2. Walker (Spr), 23.45. 3. Shopinsky (McD), 23.50.

800 — 1. Seitz (McD), 2:09.90. 2. Champney (Lee), 2:11.10. 3. Fortune (McD), 2:11.40.

300H — 1. Domitrovich (McD), 45.20. 2. Ebert (Spr), 46.40. 3. Smith (SR), 46.90.

400 — 1. Nezbeth (Spr), 51.90. 2. Cress (Lee), 53. 3. Emerson (McD), 53.60.

4x100 relay — 1. Springfield (Snyder, Nezbeth, Trebella, Walker), 45.10. 2. McDonald, 45.60. 3. Farrell, 47.20.

4x200 relay — McDonald (Worrell, Sloan, Emerson, Shopinsky), 1:34.20. 2. Springfield, 1:35.30. 3. Farrell 1:39.90.

100 — 1. Walker (Spr), 11.30. 2. Sloan (McD), 11.40. 3. Donaldson (VC), 11.50.

4x800 relay — 1. McDonald (Seitz, Domitrovich, Carson Fortune, Connor Fortune), 8:33.60. 2. South Range, 9:07.20. 3. Lowellville, 9:25.20.

110H — 1. Donaldson (VC), 16.10. 2. 2) Rupe (McD), 18.40. 3. Smith (SR), 18.70.

LJ — 1. Donaldson (VC), 19-6. 2. Cintron (McD), 17-8. 3. 3) Ferry (Lee), 17-5.

HJ — 1. Wright (Low), 5-6. 2. Baker, (Spr), 5-6. 3. 3. Durr (SR), 5-6.

Discus — 1. Magill (McD). 143-2.5. 2. Herubin (SR), 131-9.5. 3. Gray (McD), 130-8.5

SP— 1. Hicks (VC), 49-10. 2. Wire (SR), 46-9.25. 3. Stellmar (Low), 46-3.5.




Team Scores — Boardman 129, Austintown Fitch 129, Canfield 116, Howland 83, Warren Harding 61, East 40, Lakeside 17

4x800 relay — Canfield (Camryn Kohout, Raquel Markulin, Ashley Ventimiglia, Anita Mancini), 9:51.37.

100H — Charity Hall (Harding), 15.75.

100 — Jahniya Bowers (East), 12.52.

4x200 relay — Harding (Amisha, Moore, Riley Brown, Baylee Brown, D’Ann Toles), 1:50.69.

1600 — Lauren Dolak (Fitch), 5:17.68.

4x100 relay — Harding (Amisha Moore, Charity Hall, Arayla Patterson, Bryesha Woods), 51.83.

400 — Alena Williams (Fitch), .

300H — MaKayla D’Eramo (Boardman), 47.49.

800 — Lauren Dolak (Fitch), 2:18.61.

200 — Jahniya Bowers (East), 26.44.

3200 — Maria Dellimuti (Howland), 11:50.72.

4x400 relay — Canfield (Kate Ross, Ellie Accordino, Raquel Markulin, Anita Mancini), 4:10.56.

SP — Emoni Davis (Fitch), 37-07.25.

Discus — Kaelin Kabetso (Canfield), 120-05.

HJ — Logan Mitchell (Boardman), 5-00.

LJ — Khiara Price (East), 15-07.75.

PV — Megan Janek (Boardman), 9-00.


Team scores — McDonald 150.5, Springfield 115.5, South Range 109, Valley Christian 69, Lowellville 50, Leetonia 44, Farrell 35, Struthers 6.

3200 — 1. Hoffman (McD), 12:22.10. 2. Lynch (McD), 12:22.90. 3. Ayers (Lee), 13:16.20.

200 — 1. Imane Snyder (VC), 26.20. 2. India Snyder (VC) 26.60. 3. King (Farrell), 26.80.

800M — Guerra (McD), 2:24.20. 2. Jones (McD), 2:29.30. 3. Warren (Low), 2:41.10.

300H — 1. Ohlin (Spr), 52.30. 2. Gillespie (McD), 54.50. 3. Borer (Low), 55.10.

400M — 1. Mitchell (McD), 59.30. 2. Crouch (VC), 64.20. 3. Stamp (McD), 65.10.

4x100 relay — 1. Valley Christian (Blalock, Taylor, India Snyder, Imane Snyder), 51.80. 2. Springfield, 52.10. 3. South Range, 54.80.

1600 — 1. Wolford (McD), 5:43.80. 2. Lynch (McD), 5:52.60. 3. Ayers (Lee), 6:09.10.

4x200 relay — 1. Springfield (Ohlin, LaMorticella, Springer, Latronica), 1:51.20. 2. McDonald, 1:53.80. 3. South Range, 1:54.30.

100 — 1. Thomas (Farrell), 12.74. 2. Imane Snyder (VC), 12.75. 3. India Snyder (VC), 12.80.

100H — Spalding (SR), 17.40. 2. Ohlin (Spr), 17.50. 3. Borer (Low), 17.60.

4x800 relay — 1. McDonald (Jones, Guerra, Pratt, Jamison), 10:09.40. 2. South Range, 11:16.30. 3. Springfield, 12:10.30.

4x400 relay — 1. McDonald (Matig, Wolford, Stamp, Mitchell), 4:17.60. 2. Springfield, 4:32.80. 3.South Range, 4:38.60.

HJ — 1. Gillespie (McD), 4-10. 2. Emerson (VC), 4-8. 3. Casto (Spr), 4-6.

LJ — 1. Imane Snyder (VC), 16-2. 2. Springer (Spr), 15-7.5. 3. DeLucia (SR), 15.

Discus — 1. Aczel (SR), 122-7. 2. Lovas (McD), 115-8.5. 3. Russell (Lee), 112-8.5.

SP — 1. Venesky (SR), 36-11.25. 2. Chaszeyka (Spr), 34-11.5. 3. Lovas (McD), 32- 4.75.






Warren Harding at Cuyahoga Falls, 4:30 p.m.

Akron North at Akron Ellet, 4:30 p.m.

East at Stow-Munroe Falls, 4:30 p.m.


Sebring at Western Reserve, 4:30 p.m.

Wellsville at McDonald, 4:30 p.m.

Lowellville at Jackson-Milton, 4:30 p.m.

Southern at Lisbon, 4:30 p.m.

Badger at Warren JFK, 4:30 p.m.

Maplewood at Windham, 4:30 p.m.

St. John at Mathews, 4:30 p.m.

Bristol at Fairport Harding, 4:30 p.m.


Champion at Lakeview, 5 p.m.

Jefferson vs. Poland, Eastwood Field, 5 p.m.

Mathews at Brookfield, 5 p.m.

Canton South at West Branch, 5 p.m.

Salem at Carrollton, 5 p.m.



Alliance at Hubbard, 4:30 p.m.

Poland at Marlington, 4:30 p.m.

Salem at Lakeview, 4:30 p.m.

Howland at West Branch, 4:30 p.m.


East Palestine at Crestview, 4:30 p.m.

Southeast at Cardinal Mooney, 4:30 p.m.

Campbell at Waterloo, 4:30 p.m.

Liberty at United, 4:30 p.m.

Mineral Ridge at Ursuline, 4:30 p.m.

Berkshire at Garfield, 4:30 p.m.

Pymatuning Valley at Grand Valley, 4:30 p.m.

Conneaut at LaBrae, 4:30 p.m.

Cardinal at Kirtland, 4:30 p.m.

regular season

Akron East at East, 5 p.m.

Minerva at Salem, 5 p.m.





Warren Harding/Cuyahoga Falls at Kent Roosevelt, 4:30 p.m.

Austintown Fitch at Walsh Jesuit, 4:30 p.m.

Akron North/Akron Ellet at Howland, 4:30 p.m.

East/Stow-Munroe Falls at Boardman, 4:30 p.m.


Mathews at McDonald, 4:30 p.m.

Lordstown at Waterloo, 4:30 p.m.

Badger at Bristol, 11 a.m.


Southeast at Boardman, 6:30 p.m.




East Palestine/Crestview at South Range, 4:30 p.m.

Cardinal Mooney/Southeast vs. Campbell/Waterloo, 4:30 p.m.

Liberty/United at Columbiana, 4:30 p.m.

Mineral Ridge/Ursuline at Springfield, 4:30 p.m.

Berkshire/Garfield at Champion, 4:30 p.m.

Pymatuning Valley/Grand Valley at Brookfield, 4:30 p.m.

Conneaut/LaBrae at Wickliffe, 4:30 p.m.

Cardinal/Kirtland at Newton Falls, 4:30 p.m.


Jefferson at Champion, 5 p.m.

Newton Falls at Poland, 5 p.m.

Badger at Bristol, 11 a.m.


Hubbard Invitational, 4:30 p.m,



Bay at Canfield, 2 p.m.


East Palestine at Springfield, 11 a.m.



Singles and doubles at Boardman High School, 9 a.m.


Boardman at Crusader Relays, Canton Central Catholic, 9 a.m.

ITCL at East Palestine, 9 a.m.





Struthers District

At Cene Park

Niles vs. West Branch, 4:30 p.m.

Canfield vs. Poland, 4:30 p.m.

Jefferson District

At Jefferson Little League Complex

Mentor Lake Catholic vs. Geneva, 4:30 p.m.

Lakeview vs. NDCL, 4:30 p.m.


Boardman at Conneaut, 6 p.m.




Berlin Center District

At Western Reserve High School

Lisbon vs. St. Thomas Aquinas, 4:30 p.m.

East Canton vs. Western Reserve, 6 p.m.

Bazetta Township District

At Candlelite Knolls

Mathews vs. Lordstown, 4:30 p.m.

McDonald vs. Bristol, 4:30 p.m.


Lakeview at Ursuline, YSU, 5 p.m.





Struthers District

At Cene Park

District final, 6:30 p.m.

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